A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, even if you have risk factors you can't change.

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Cholesterol concerns? Get moving!

Cholesterol concerns? Lose excess pounds

Cholesterol medications

Cholesterol-lowering supplements

Diet and exercise are proven ways to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering supplements may help, too.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a genetic condition affecting the adrenal glands and interfering with normal growth and development in boys and girls.

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.

HDL cholesterol: Boosting it

Your cholesterol levels are an important measure of heart health. When it comes to HDL cholesterol, the higher the better.

Healthy chicken recipes

Need menu inspiration? Get your creative juices flowing with these tasty recipes.

Herbal supplement interactions


Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Is your diet hurting your heart?

Lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol

Reducing your cholesterol doesn't always mean you have to take medications. Here are five lifestyle changes that can lower your cholesterol.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus to get started on a heart-healthy diet.

Metabolic syndrome

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

Statin side effects

Statin side effects can sometimes seem to outweigh the drugs' cholesterol-lowering benefits. Here's some information to consider before you stop taking a statin.


Statins are effective in lowering cholesterol. But, are they a good choice for everyone? Find out more.

The top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

You don't always need to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

Trans fat


Triglycerides are an important measure of heart health. If you have high triglycerides, healthy lifestyle choices are key.

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